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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Falls (Age 45+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

In the past 3 months, how many times have you fallen?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 fall 2 or more falls No falls
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,154 1,077 9.4 8.7-10.2 755 6.3 5.7- 6.9 9,322 84.3 83.4-85.2
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,581 128 7.2 5.5- 9.4 115 6.8 5.3- 8.7 1,338 86.0 83.4-88.2
GENDER
Males 481 29 6.9 4.2-11.2 35 6.8 4.4-10.5 417 86.3 81.3-90.0
Females 1,100 99 7.4 5.6- 9.8 80 6.8 5.2- 8.8 921 85.8 82.9-88.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 1 7.5 1.0-40.0 1 24.2 3.8-72.0 10 68.3 27.4-92.5
Non-Hispanic 1,558 123 7.0 5.3- 9.2 113 6.7 5.2- 8.5 1,322 86.3 83.7-88.5
AGE
45-54 530 43 7.7 4.7-12.4 46 6.5 4.6- 9.2 441 85.8 81.0-89.5
55-64 463 28 4.5 2.7- 7.5 35 7.2 4.3-11.9 400 88.3 83.3-91.9
65-74 350 36 9.9 6.6-14.6 19 5.7 3.3- 9.5 295 84.4 79.0-88.7
75+ 238 21 8.3 4.8-14.0 15 8.0 4.4-14.0 202 83.7 76.6-89.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 380 35 8.1 5.5-11.8 35 8.8 5.8-13.1 310 83.1 78.1-87.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 573 46 6.8 4.2-11.0 37 5.9 4.0- 8.7 490 87.2 82.8-90.7
Some Post-H.S. 336 25 6.4 3.5-11.6 30 7.3 4.8-10.9 281 86.3 80.8-90.4
College Graduate 289 22 8.0 4.4-14.2 11 5.6 2.2-13.7 256 86.4 78.3-91.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 320 40 9.1 6.2-13.0 40 14.2 8.9-22.0 240 76.7 69.2-82.9
$15,000- 24,999 344 29 8.6 4.9-14.5 31 8.4 5.6-12.5 284 83.0 76.8-87.8
$25,000- 34,999 194 18 7.8 4.6-12.9 9 4.7 2.0-10.9 167 87.5 80.8-92.1
$35,000- 49,999 198 10 5.3 2.1-12.8 10 4.5 2.2- 9.2 178 90.1 82.8-94.5
$50,000-74,999 144 5 5.7 1.7-17.6 3 1.1 0.3- 3.5 136 93.2 82.3-97.6
$75,000+ 137 6 2.2 0.9- 5.1 4 3.1 1.0- 8.9 127 94.7 89.3-97.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 757 88 10.7 7.7-14.6 92 11.6 8.7-15.1 577 77.8 73.1-81.8
No 773 38 4.3 2.7- 6.9 19 2.6 1.5- 4.5 716 93.0 90.2-95.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 208 12 8.2 4.3-15.3 15 7.8 3.6-15.9 181 84.0 75.2-90.1
Non-Veteran 1,373 116 7.0 5.2- 9.3 100 6.6 5.2- 8.3 1,157 86.4 83.8-88.7

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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